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At the end of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the Kruse Vineyard is strategically located in the "Templeton Gap". Only a few miles from the ocean it retains a coastal influence hard to come by in the Paso Robles AVA. Family planted in 1997, Doug and Sabrina Kruse continue to farm this gem of a vineyard with meticulous craftsmanship and love. We are thrilled to offer this truly magical vineyard! Cheers!
2013 KV Pinot NoirSOLD OUT
Complex and delicate, the 2012 Kruse vineyard is a co-fermented field blend of some of the many Pinot Noir clones (2A, 667, 115) planted at this gorgeous coastal mountain ranch. The most masculine wine we have made from this site, the 2010 has classic aromas of dark red fruits and black tea. Plush notes of cola and strawberry adorn the palate, leading to a polished finish.
The Righetti Vineyard sits in the heart of the Edna Valley, just east of San Luis Obispo. Heavy clay and loam soils and the moderating influence of Morro Bay (a mere 8 un-obstructed miles to the north-west) provide an ideal micro climate for growing Pinot Noir. Agricultural pioneers of the Central Coast, the Righetti's have been farming in the Edna Valley for over a century. While viticulture is their newest endeavor, their skill as farmers is evident in the quality of fruit they deliver.
2013 RV Pinot NoirSOLD OUT
This Righetti Pinot Noir is 100% clone 115. Once again the Righetti Pinot Noir displays the characteristics for which the Edna Valley is known for. Plum and blueberry aromatics and a dark fruit driven palate speak of the heavy, dark soil in which the vines grow. Lighter in alcohol than previous vintages yet fleshy and balanced, the 2011 Righetti is a fine example of the 2011 vintage in general.
William Caine Vineyard
The William Caine vineyard was planted in the Templeton Gap in 1978 with cuttings from the famous HMR vineyard. York Mountain Winery produced wines from the site until 2003, when the vineyard was abandoned. It sat fallow and clinging to life for 7 years. In 2009 a revival project was undertaken, where the vines were chain saw pruned, the non- functioning irrigation system was ripped out and the trellis re-built. 2011 was the first crop off of the now dry farmed 33 year old Pinot Noir vineyard.
2012 WCV Pinot NoirSOLD OUT
The uniqueness of this wine owes a lot to the extremely cool growing season of 2011. The William Caine Vineyard was hit hard by the early April frost event which hammered northern San Luis Obispo county vineyards, limiting the crop level to less than 1/3 ton per acre and delaying the harvest until October 24th. We fermented the fruit, as we do with all of our Pinot Noirs, utilizing a 5 day cold soak in small open top fermenters. Pressing occurred at 5 degrees brix, allowing for the completion of primary and secondary fermentation in barrel. 14 months of aging in French and Hungarian oak coupled with the cool year produced an unusually elegant and food friendly wine. This wine has fringe-grown Pinot Noir aromas of pipe smoke and baking spice while the palate delivers equal parts tobacco, tart cherry and subtle oak. There is a persistent, racy acidity that would make this wine a fine pairing with rich cheese or salmon.
Fossil Creek Vineyard
The Fossil Creek Vineyard is planted in ground that is a fascination mixture of eroded limestone, ancient creek bed cobbles, and clay. It lies in the center of the newly created Willow Creek sub-a.v.a. of Paso Robles, where maritime air influence and the unique soil allow us to produce this textured, mineral-driven Pinot Gris.
2014 Fossil Creek Vineyard Pinot GrisSOLD OUT
St. Peter of Alcantara Vineyard
Perched on a steep eastern facing slope in the heart of the Templeton Gap, this terraced block of Syrah (clone 470 on 1103P) is truly one of a kind. It receives the first glimpses of morning sun, and is spared the scorching afternoon rays, allowing for a slow and even ripening. Meticulous canopy and crop management along with low plant density (+/- 700 plants per acre) allow the grower to farm this vineyard without irrigation. Owned and farmed by Ishka Stanislaus, this vineyard is named for the patron saint of his ancestral village in Sri Lanka.
2013 SPAV SyrahSOLD OUT
Possessing fine tannins coupled with amazing aromas and flavors of dark cherries, this wine is seamless. As it sits in the glass, secondary characteristics of tobacco and coffee emerge. There is a savory component in the mouth that is almost indescribable. Wow.